News About the Books and Me
Flame and Ash:The Great Fire Diary of Triffie Winsor
St. John's, Newfoundland, 1892
Please join us at the Heritage
Shop, 309 Water Street, 2nd floor on Saturday, October 25th from 2 to 4
pm to celebrate the arrival of my new book. Refreshments will be
served and everyone is welcome.
Flame and Ash is a Dear
Canada book from Scholastic Canada. Like all Dear Canada books, it is
told in diary format, from the point of view of a pre-teen girl. In
1892, a large part of the city of St. Johns, Newfoundland
disappeared in a fire overnight, leaving 10,000 people homeless.
Eleven-year-old Triffie Winsor's family loses a lovely new home,
their church and school, and the merchant premises that has always
supported them, along with almost everything they own.
You can read part of the book here: http://www.scholastic.ca/books/app/webroot/img/pdfs/9781443124430.pdf
This school year, I'm delighted to be
involved in an ArtsSmarts projects, with funding from the Newfoundland
and Labrador Arts Council, working with my friend and colleague, visual
I will be working with
all the grade ten English classes at Prince of Wales Collegiate. I'll teach poetry writing
and Jennifer will teach print making, and these two art forms will be
combined to create unique books.
Line Articles and InterviewsTed Blades of "On the Go" at CBC Radio in St. John's interviewed me when Dragon Seer's Gift was released. Here's a link to the On the Go podcast.
When Secret Under My Skin was
published, Quill and Quire
magazine commissioned Newfoundland journalist Kathryn Welbourn to write
this profile "The
Secret Under Her Skin" which appeared in the October 2000 edition.
Quill and Quire is the
Canadian book trade magazine.
read a longer interview, visit
CM Magazine this is an on-line magazine about Canadian
children's literature. It also has many author profiles.
hear me read from The Secret Under My
Skin and listen to a discussion about the book,
visit the Alder Institutes's archive of recordings from the radio
program "Open Air." Go to the
Open Air Program
Archive and page down to Episode 39, December 21, 2000, or
search the page for Janet McNaughton. You will need a Real Audio player
to listen. This is a long interview.
you need information for a school project, go to my
biographical fact sheet